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The beginning of Passion Week

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of our Lord's final week before His death and resurrection. After three and a half years of public ministry, and in fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9, the King arrives, and crowds surround Him. Some have followed Him from Galilee, and some meet Him outside the gates of Jerusalem.

King Jesus, however, is not the kind of Messiah the nation expected, a conquering revolutionary and political deliverer from the oppression of Rome. He does not arrive clothed in kingly attire, but with the attire of a servant. Not riding on a white horse, but on a lowly colt. Not proudly heralding his fame, but pointing to His humility as the Suffering Servant. He came not to deliver from the oppression of any earthly enemy, but to deliver from something much more powerful, the oppression of our sin, and of the eternal consequences of our sin.

Read more in Matthew 21:1-11.